Acton Institute Powerblog

PowerLinks 08.30.19

Bernie Sanders’s Upside-Down Concept of “Morality”
Bradley Thomas, Mises Wire

While often declaring goods like health care and day care “rights,” Sanders also insists that political solutions, rather than voluntary charity, are the only truly moral means of achieving justice.

The Laws of Economics Cannot Be Wished Away
Scott Sumner, FEE

President Trump’s reference to the Fed is an allusion to his earlier plea that the Fed manipulate the dollar lower.

Earth Is Nearly 520 Percent More Abundant Now Than in 1980
Ronald Bailey, Reason

Thanks to the ultimate resource: the human mind.

Liberal Societies Have Dangerously Low Birth Rates
Trent MacNamara, The Atlantic

It’s not entirely clear why fertility rates rise and fall.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).